• Automotive Collision Repair

     Make it Shine!

  • auto bodyStudents with a love of cars will enjoy this program, in which they will learn to develop fundamental skills in shop safety, proper tool use, principles of damage diagnosis, and critical thinking. The experiential learning brings the earned right to identify one’s self as a skilled mechanic. With that comes pride, ownership, and satisfaction in your trade. Jobs in the auto body industry can bring high wages, and positive reward. 

    Once a student is proficient in the basic skills, more challenging tasks are taught, such as sectioning, welding fenders, dent repair, and paint refinishing.

    In this course, safety always comes first. Students will learn from demonstrations, and will develop safe and proper lab skills while working on individual and team projects.

    With so many cars on the road, many continue to need some type of collision repair; thus, jobs in this field are expected to continue to grow in the coming years. Students completing this program will have a head start and an advantage over competing applicants.


    Success Indicators

    • Physically able to handle repetitive movement in dusty, noisy, confined environments

    • Good employability skills: Available, punctual, prepared for class, pride in work and respectful of others

    • Willing to learn the art and process of auto body by building skills from the basics to work that could be sold to a customer

    • Able to read for information from textbooks, product labels, and automotive catalogs

    • Ability to stay on task and work independently in the presence of noise and distractions from equipment and other workers

    • Good problem solving skills and listening skills

    • Solid basic Math skills: to add, subtract, multiply, divide, fractions, decimals, ratios, percentages, measurement and volume

  • Instructor

    Justin Paquette
    (517) 768-5101    
    • Davenport University
    • Washtenaw Community College
    Career Credentials & Certifications
    • Michigan Mechanical Collision Licensing Exam
    • SP2 - Safety Training
    • ASE Student Certification